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Advance Payments Program improved under the Agricultural Growth Act

Posted March 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Advance Payments Program (APP) is a financial loan guarantee program that gives producers easier access to credit through cash advances.

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Harper Government Improves Cash Advance Program for 2015

Posted March 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today highlighted major enhancements to the Advance Payments Program (APP) designed to improve and streamline administration, provide greater flexibility and more repayment options, and ease access to the program for pro…

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Harper Government to Further Support Canadian Agricultural Producers

Posted March 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Saskatoon on March 30, to make an announcement that will provide greater support for Canada’s agricultural producers.

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Harper Government Invests in Research for Canada’s Fertilizer Industry

Posted March 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $1.1 million to the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI). The investment will facilitate research and development to improve the effic…

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Harper Government Invests in Biocontrol Research for Canada’s Greenhouse Sector

Posted March 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Dean Allison, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $143,260 to the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to conduct research into improving the use of biological controls for pest and dis…

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Minister Ritz Discusses Canada-Ukraine Agricultural Cooperation with Minister Pavlenko

Posted March 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz meets with Oleksiy Pavlenko, Ukraine’s Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, to review cooperation and other issues of mutual interest between Canada and Ukraine in the field of agriculture.

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Harper Government Invests in Canada’s Fertilizer Industry

Posted March 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, will be at the Maxville Fair Grounds in Maxville, Ontario, on Friday, March 27, 2015, to make an announcement in support of Canada’s Fertilizer Industry.

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Harper Government Supports Profitable Greenhouse Industry

Posted March 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Dean Allison (Niagara West-Glanbrook) will be in Vineland Station, Ontario, on Friday, March 27, to make an announcement in support of greenhouse research.

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Nova Scotia Innovation Programs Open for Applications

Posted March 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Nova Scotia farmers are encouraged to apply for innovation support through $1.2 million proposal-based programs.

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Minister Ritz Concludes Mission to South Korea and Looks to Boost Business Opportunities in Japan

Posted March 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Following his second visit to Vietnam earlier this week, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz concluded his fifth agricultural trade mission to South Korea and his seventh trade mission to Japan.

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Governments Invest Over $1 Million into Saskatchewan 4-H Council

Posted March 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Saskatchewan 4-H Council will benefit from a new three-year agreement totaling $1.05 million under Growing Forward 2. This support means the council will receive $350,000 per year, an increase of $50,000 annually over the previous agreement to sup…

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Harper Government Invests in Diagnostic Technology to Improve Corn Yields

Posted March 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

A&L Biologicals Inc. is receiving an investment of $1.19 million to help develop a diagnostic test that will help corn producers increase their productivity through improved plant and soil health, MP Susan Truppe (London North Centre), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Mission to Vietnam, South Korea and Japan

Posted March 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Friday, March 20, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference about his trade mission to Vietnam, South Korea and Japan.

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Harper Government Support Increases Access to Global Markets for Canadian Lamb Producers

Posted March 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Lamb Producers Cooperative (CLPC) will be able develop and implement an export plan for western Canadian lamb producers thanks to a $784,500 investment announced today by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Econom…

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Minister Ritz Promotes Canadian Beef and Creates Agricultural Trade in Vietnam

Posted March 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has concluded his agricultural trade mission to Vietnam, where he promoted world-class, safe Canadian beef and created business opportunities for industry representatives in the delegation.

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Harper Government to Assist Canadian Lamb Producers Access Global Markets

Posted March 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit the development of a unique export market for Western Canada.

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AgriRisk Initiative – Alberta Federation of Agriculture

Posted March 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Severe flooding events across Canada have had a significant impact on individuals, farms, businesses, and governments in recent years, but were most acute on the Prairies. Since 2007, governments have responded sixteen times through the AgriRecovery Fr…

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Harper Government Invests to Help Producers Manage the Risk of Drought and Flooding

Posted March 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

New simulation models designed to predict the effects of overland flooding and drought could pave the way to new and better insurance coverage for agricultural producers. Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin Blaine Calkins, on behalf of Agriculture Min…

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Harper Government Invests to Expand Winter Wheat Acreage

Posted March 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for Lethbridge Jim Hillyer, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of $1 million to the Alberta Wheat Commission to develop an innovative, low-cost way to increase winter wheat production in wes…

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Harper Government Invests in Potato Research and Development

Posted March 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Gerald Keddy, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, along with Member of Parliament Mike Allen, today announced an investment of $1.83 million in a Canadian-led international research effort to give potato farmers a tech…

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Harper Government Supports Alberta’s Crops Sector

Posted March 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin, will be in Lacombe, Alberta, on March 17, 2015, to make an announcement in support of Alberta’s agriculture sector.

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Harper Government Supports the Western Canadian Wheat Industry

Posted March 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Jim Hillyer (Lethbridge), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will be in Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday, March 17 to make an announcement in support of Western Canada’s wheat industry.

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Harper Government Invests In Potato Industry

Posted March 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Tobique-Mactaquac Member of Parliament Mike Allen will join Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Gerald Keddy, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to announce an investment in a Canadian-led international research effort in support of the C…

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Harper Government Boosts Global Competitiveness of Western Canadian Agricultural Sector

Posted March 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

First-time international buyers travelling to Canada’s Farm Progress Show (CFPS) in 2015 and 2016 will be able to access travel support through the show’s Incoming Buyers Program thanks to a federal investment announced today for the by Tom Lukiwski, P…

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Minister Ritz Leads Canadian Agricultural Trade Mission to Vietnam, South Korea, and Japan

Posted March 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will lead an agricultural trade mission to Vietnam, South Korea, and Japan next week to create more trade opportunities for hard-working Canadian farmers and to support the growth of the agri-food industry.

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Harper Government Support to Boost Global Competitiveness of Western Canadian Agricultural Sector

Posted March 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Regina, Saskatchewan, March 13, 2015 – Members of the media are invited to attend an event with Tom Lukiwski, Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit western Canadian agricultural equipment exporters.

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Supporting Growth in the Horticulture Industry

Posted March 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

A Direct Farm Marketing Workshop was delivered by the federal and provincial governments in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Horticulture Producers Council, on March 11-12, 2015, in St. John’s, NL. This event provided participants with ne…

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New Equipment Improves Efficiencies for Eastern PEI Company

Posted March 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Atlantic Roasted Products Inc. has its roots in the family farm. When Anthony and Anna Nabuurs ran their family hog farm they used roasted soy beans to supplement animal feed for their livestock. When they exited the industry in 2007, they established …

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Governments Invest in Increasing Bee Population in Nova Scotia

Posted March 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Department of Agriculture has extended a program to increase and support bee production in Nova Scotia, federal Agriculture Minister Ritz and provincial Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell announced today.

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Governments Invest in On-Farm Food Safety Projects

Posted March 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada and Manitoba governments will invest nearly $1.5 million in 289 on-farm food safety projects, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today

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Harper Government Strengthens Canada’s Position as a Leading Livestock and Food Exporter

Posted March 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc. (PDS) will be better able to meet the needs of its clients in the veterinary, livestock and agri-food sectors thanks to an investment from the Harper Government announced today by Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Sa…

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Direct Marketing Conference to Celebrate 20 Years of Connecting Farmers with Consumers

Posted March 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

After connecting farm-based businesses with ideas, information and other resources for 20 years, the next Direct Farm Marketing Conference will encourage participants to find new marketing opportunities for sustainable growth, Federal Agriculture Minis…

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Harper Government Investment Benefits Biofuels Sector

Posted February 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Biofuel producers in Western Canada will soon be able to purify and convert raw glycerol more cost-effectively thanks to an investment announced by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

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Minister Ritz announces Royal Assent of Agricultural Growth Act

Posted February 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Industry celebrates passage of act that will modernize Canadian agriculture

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Harper Government to Announce Support for Biofuels Sector Research

Posted February 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit the biofuels sector in Western Canada.

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Minister Ritz to Address Members of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Posted February 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will address delegates at the 2015 Canadian Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

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Minister Ritz to Address Members of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Posted February 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will address delegates at the 2015 Canadian Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Invest in New Agri-Food Innovation Centre

Posted February 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The food processing industry in Saskatchewan will benefit from a new $4.35 million federal investment, announced today by the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Consular, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Mini…

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Governments Invest Over $13 Million in New Food Centre

Posted February 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and Saskatchewan Agriculture Min…

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Consultations begin on proposal to modernize Canadian wheat classes

Posted February 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission is seeking input from grain handlers, processors, marketers, developers, producers and end-use customers on its proposal to modernize Canada’s wheat classes. The proposal includes strengthening the marketability of the Can…

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